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California Library Facts

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Library Score

California has few libraries

Libraries

1,119
29 per 1,000,000 people

State Size

California is a very big state!

State Population

39,255,883

Library Programs Score

Popularity Score

People love visiting libraries!

Avid Reader Score

Based on average annual library checkouts per visitor

Librarian Score

Lots of librarians in California!

Computers Available

22,832

Bookmobiles

49
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Books, Music, & Movies
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Books, CDs, and Videos Available

Number of Items
Source: Library Scout
Programs
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Library Programs Score

Library Programs

348
per library on average
Compared to 284 nationally

Children's Programs Score

Children's' Programs

208
per library on average
Compared to 160 nationally

Young Adult Programs Score

Young Adult Programs

35
per library on average
Compared to 28 nationally
Visitors
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Popularity Score

People love visiting libraries!

Library Visits per Visitors

7
per year
Compared to an average of 8 nationally

Avid Reader Score

Based on average annual library checkouts per visitor

Library Checkouts per Visitor

9
per year
Compared to an average of 13 nationally

Bookworm Score

Bookworms

57%
of the state have a library card compared to 53% nationally
Librarians
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Librarian Score

Lots of librarians in California!

Librarians

11,644

Average Librarian Salary

$52,024
Funds
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Funding Score

California libraries are funded!

Libary Funding per Person

$38
Compared with an average of $39 per person nationally
Top Ranked Libraries
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#1 Santa Monica Public Library
#19 Nationally
601 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, California 90401

#2 Berkeley Public Library
#36 Nationally
2090 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, California 94704

#3 Palo Alto City Library
#44 Nationally
270 Forest Avenue
Palo Alto, California 94301

#3 San Francisco Public Library
#44 Nationally
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, California 94102

#5 Rancho Mirage Public Library
#79 Nationally
71-100 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage, California 92270

#6 Beverly Hills Public Library
#87 Nationally
444 North Rexford Drive
Beverly Hills, California 90210

#7 Belvedere-Tiburon Library
#113 Nationally
1501 Tiburon Boulevard
Tiburon, California 94920

#8 Newport Beach Public Library
#139 Nationally
1000 Avocado Avenue
Newport Beach, California 92660

#9 Burlingame Public Library
#148 Nationally
480 Primrose Road
Burlingame, California 94010

#10 Marin County Free Library
#156 Nationally
3501 Civic Center Dr, Rm 414
San Rafael, California 94903

#11 Carlsbad City Library
#173 Nationally
1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, California 92011

#11 Redwood City Public Library
#173 Nationally
1044 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, California 94063

#13 Palos Verdes Library District
#182 Nationally
701 Silver Spur Road
Rolling Hills Estate, California 90274

#13 Pasadena Public Library
#182 Nationally
285 E. Walnut Street
Pasadena, California 91101

#13 Santa Clara County Library
#182 Nationally
1370 Dell Avenue
Campbell, California 95008

#16 Cerritos Public Library
#216 Nationally
18025 Bloomfield Avenue
Cerritos, California 90703

#17 Mill Valley Public Library
#259 Nationally
375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, California 94941

#17 San Mateo County Libraries
#259 Nationally
125 Lessingia Court
San Mateo, California 94402

#19 Monterey Public Library
#294 Nationally
625 Pacific Street
Monterey, California 93940

#20 Santa Clara City Library
#397 Nationally
2635 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, California 95051

#21 Menlo Park Public Library
#431 Nationally
800 Alma Street
Menlo Park, California 94025

#22 Crowell Public Library
#440 Nationally
1890 Huntington Drive
San Marino, California 91108

#23 Mountain View Public Library
#457 Nationally
585 Franklin Street
Mountain View, California 94041

#24 Harrison Memorial Library
#474 Nationally
Ocean & Lincoln Avenue
Carmel, California 93921

#25 St. Helena Public Library
#483 Nationally
1492 Library Lane
St. Helena, California 94574

#26 Coronado Public Library
#500 Nationally
640 Orange Avenue
Coronado, California 92118

#26 Los Gatos Library
#500 Nationally
100 Villa Avenue
Los Gatos, California 95030

#28 South San Francisco Public Library
#509 Nationally
840 W. Orange Avenue
South San Francisco, California 94080

#29 Oakland Public Library
#586 Nationally
125 14th Street
Oakland, California 94612

#30 Camarillo Public Library
#612 Nationally
4101 Las Posas Road
Camarillo, California 93010

#31 Yorba Linda Public Library
#629 Nationally
18181 Imperial Highway
Yorba Linda, California 92886

#32 El Segundo Public Library
#638 Nationally
111 W. Mariposa Avenue
El Segundo, California 90245

#32 Sausalito Public Library
#638 Nationally
420 Litho Street
Sausalito, California 94965

#34 Pleasanton Public Library
#646 Nationally
400 Old Bernal Avenue
Pleasanton, California 94566

#35 San Mateo Public Library
#664 Nationally
55 West Third Avenue
San Mateo, California 94402

#36 Arcadia Public Library
#681 Nationally
20 W. Duarte Road
Arcadia, California 91006

#37 Santa Cruz Public Libraries
#707 Nationally
117 Union Street
Santa Cruz, California 95060

#38 Benicia Public Library
#724 Nationally
150 E. L. Street
Benicia, California 94510

#39 Watsonville Public Library
#767 Nationally
275 Main St., Suite 100
Watsonville, California 95076

#40 Burbank Public Library
#775 Nationally
110 North Glenoaks Boulevard
Burbank, California 91502

#41 City of Commerce Public Library
#827 Nationally
5655 Jillson Street
Commerce, California 90040

#42 Thousand Oaks Library
#861 Nationally
1401 E. Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, California 91362

#43 Alameda County Library
#879 Nationally
2450 Stevenson Boulevard
Fremont, California 94538

#44 Sunnyvale Public Library
#913 Nationally
665 W. Olive Avenue
Sunnyvale, California 94086

#45 San Anselmo Public Library
#939 Nationally
110 Tunstead Avenue
San Anselmo, California 94960

#46 Pacific Grove Public Library
#947 Nationally
550 Central Avenue
Pacific Grove, California 93950

#47 Livermore Public Library
#1,016 Nationally
1188 S. Livermore Avenue
Livermore, California 94550

#48 San Rafael Public Library
#1,042 Nationally
1100 E. Street
San Rafael, California 94901

#49 South Pasadena Public Library
#1,068 Nationally
1100 Oxley Street
South Pasadena, California 91030

#50 San Jose Public Library
#1,085 Nationally
150 E. San Fernando Street
San Jose, California 95112